Saturday, September 13, 2014

Schofield Pass – More Backtracking

On Friday, September 12 we decided we wanted to go back over to Crested Butte and then drive on a 4X4 road to Marble to see the famous mill. The road looked ok on the map. Maybe I should have looked closer…
The day started out nicely with a drive back over Kebler Pass. We had planned to take the motorcycle, but I was asked to help a fellow traveler. Bill is 71 years young and does long distance road trekking on his bicycle. He was concerned about the 3800 feet of elevation gain to make it to the top of the pass. We decided to take him and his bike in our truck.
Here is Bill:

We then stopped in Crested Butte and called our grandson Connor to wish him a Happy Birthday. I hope he had a good one. We found a little restaurant that was named after our grandaughter Isabella:

Then is was off to Schofield Pass. The views were very special:
There was some dirty snow at the summit of the pass.
The road was a bit narrow in spots.
Here is Emerald Lake:
Here is the summit. We got out to take a picture. There was someone coming the other way. They warned me the road was not good and we should not go on. After taking a look, I decided to heed that advice and we turned around and came back the way we came.
That was twice in the same day, that “discretion is the better part of valor” came into play. Both Bill and I live to fight another day.

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